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Interaction of Typhoon and Ocean Project (ITOP) Data Management and Operations Support

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The creation and maintenance of a long-term data archive for ITOP field and supporting data sets. The three primary objectives of this project were to develop an ITOP project web site, to develop an ITOP Field Catalog for use in daily project planning in the field as well as post-field analysis, and the development and long-term maintenance of a long-term distributed ITOP data archive. Additional objectives included the collection and processing of dropsonde data sets from the United States Air Force USAF C-130 and Dropwindsonde Observations for Typhoon Surveillance near the TAiwan Region DOTSTAR Astra aircraft, leading to the development of a high resolution radiosonde and dropsonde composite data set. A focused effort was made to generate a quality control processing system for the USAF C-130 Airborne eXpendable BathyThermograph AXBT data. The ITOP project web site was developed at the National Center for Atmospheric ResearchEarth Observing Laboratory NCAREOL by Scot Loehrer and Steve Williams with input from Jim Moore also EOL and Eric D Asaro University of Washington. The web page is the central location for all ITOP-related information. It contains links to the data archives at EOL and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute MBARI, the field catalogs from ITOP dry run 2009 and 2010 field deployments, meetings, publications, and documents. For all of the ITOP meetings, EOL has generated web pages that include links to all of the presentations given at the meeting. The ITOP publications page is meant as a single location to see all of the publications that are generated from the ITOP project. EOL also made available to investigators an ITOP Wiki page for the discussion of research topics.

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  • Information Science
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Computer Programming and Software

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